Friday, June 27, 2008

The Republic Of Kennedy

by Mona Charen - June 26th, 2008 - Creator's Syndicate

In the United States today we no longer enjoy the rule of law but instead the rule of lawyers — robed lawyers with the exalted title "justice" — but still unelected lawyers enacting their own policy preferences.

Before their commonsense decision in the Second Amendment case, a different complement of justices (Justice Anthony Kennedy siding with the liberals) demonstrated what a flimsy hold the words of the Constitution have on our jurisprudence. In fact, when you consider that the court is pretty well divided between four liberals and four conservatives with Justice Kennedy swinging from one side to another as the spirit moves him, we now enjoy a Republic of Kennedy. All this fuss and bother about the presidential race is misplaced. The most powerful man in the land is someone most Americans couldn't pick out of a lineup.

We live in a nation subservient to "the rule of judges". Whatever freedom we still possess hangs by a thread on the whim of an arrogant tyranical justice who has repeatedly expressed more admiration for global law than for our Constitution. It should firghten you.

Does it?


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